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Opposition heading for historic defeat in polls, says Fadnavis

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at a Mahajanadesh Yatra rally in Gondia on Sunday.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at a Mahajanadesh Yatra rally in Gondia on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, while addressing a press cponference in Gondia on Sunday, said the Opposition was heading for a “historic defeat” in the forthcoming Assembly polls.

Criticising the opposition parties, he said they have joined hands against the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in elections to make an excuse for their own losses.

Raising alarm over EVMs, key opposition parties — including the Congress, NCP and MNS — on Friday pitched for reverting to the use of ballot papers and announced a protest march on August 21 over the issue.

Reacting to this, Mr. Fadnavis said those opposing the EVMs have realised they cannot win. “They have accepted their defeat and hence, are using this as a covering fire. The maha morcha (long march) against EVMs later this month will result in maha defeat of the Opposition,” he said.

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